Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes announced on Tuesday that his injured knee will likely not require surgery, effectively clearing the way for an eventual return to the octagon to take on rival Matt Serra.
“Last Wednesday, I went in for my second MRI and also a stress x-ray. It all came back very positive and looks as though I will not need surgery,” wrote Hughes on Matt-Hughes.com. “I still have to go back for my three month check-up to find out more; but as of right now I can do more and start exercising a little bit.”
Hughes and Serra are expected to fight in the first-half on 2009.